Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year

is $50,550. This amount includes standard fees for textbooks and supplementary materials, annual Fall Trips, and a copy of the school yearbook.

 

Tuition can be paid in full, or in 10-month installments.  You will select a payment plan when you complete your Enrollment Agreement.

Additional Fees

There is an additional $1,180 Program Fee each year, and a $280 graduation fee in the 12th grade year.  

 

Further fees are assessed for participation in specific visual and performing arts programs, athletics, and academic support programs.

 

The Marin School provides access to a student lunch program for an additional fee. Occasionally, a class field trip could be scheduled that may include a small fee.

Financial Aid Deadlines: 

 

Parent Financial Statement (PFS):  January 7th, 2021

2020 Tax Documentation: February 15, 2021

We are committed to maintaining socio-economic diversity in our community by helping families afford a TMS education.

Over 30% of our students receive some amount of need-based aid. We know that every family's financial situation is unique and we take care to consider every application carefully.

 

Financial aid decisions are always made entirely independent of the admissions process. Because we have limited resources, some students may be accepted for admission, but remain on a waitlist for financial assistance.

 

The Marin School partners with  School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. SSS is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Families applying for financial assistance must meet all deadlines for submitting appropriate forms. Failure to meet Financial Assistance application deadlines may result in reduced or denied financial assistance.

 

Apply for Financial Aid

To begin your financial aid application, please follow these steps:

The Marin School partners with School and Student Services (SSS) in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).

By submitting a PFS, you’re granting SSS permission to analyze your financial information. Using their unique methodology, they estimate the amount you can contribute to school expenses and forward that estimate to the appropriate schools. This confidential process is one form, for one fee, for any number of applicant children, for any number of schools.

Click to learn more about the decision-making process, and how the EFC is calculated.

  • Beginning October 2, 2020, Find the Parents’ Financial Statement online via the SSS Family Portal at: sssbynais.force.com/familyportal.  The Marin School's code is 5378.

  • Create your Family Portal account with your email address and a password. If you applied for financial aid last year, log into the Family Portal as a Returning Family using the same email address and password. Complete a PFS for Academic Year 2021-22. You can log out of the portal at any time and return later to finish it.

  • Plan ahead!  The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. Give yourself the time you need by not waiting until the deadline approaches. It’s important to note the difference between the deadlines for admission and financial aid applications. If you do not have your 2020 tax return, complete the PFS using your most recent tax return. When the requested tax forms arrive, such as W2s or 1040s, log back in and upload them by the deadline. We also recommend that you review the wide range of materials that SSS has put together to help families with their financial aid process. They are found at http://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents.

  • Upload supporting documents electronically into your PFS:  a signed copy of your 2020 IRS 1040 Tax Statement (be sure to include all supporting schedules and forms).

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to SSS directly, as they will be able to provide the timeliest and most precise responses.

More resources from SSS:

Tips for completing your financial aid application

Tax Primer for Parents

Complete PFS Workbook and Instruction Booklet for parents (Currently 2020-21, check back for 2021-22)

For complete information, including how to contact their customer support, please visit SSS's Family Portal.

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